Former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie
, 73, known as the Butcher of Lyon, was sentenced to life for his role in deporting Jews to death camps.
There were also instances where Roman Catholic Church officials helped facilitate the escape of Nazi war criminals like Joseph Mengele and Klaus Barbie
to South America.
1983: Nazi fugitive Klaus Barbie
was charged in Lyon, France, with crimes against humanity.
Wasserstein does fault van Tijn for the Wieringen episode in the late spring of 1941 when she turned over the names and addresses of 210 students from the Wieringen farm school to a then little known junior SS officer Klaus Barbie
. They had been removed from the school and housed in Amsterdam.
These included Klaus Barbie
, then 26 years old and destined later to be the head of the Gestapo in Lyons, France.
Jaques Verge offered his legal services to everyone from the Nazi Butcher of Lyon, Klaus Barbie
, to dictator Saddam Hussein and ex-Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic.
Il fut vilipende quand il prit en charge, en 1987, en compagnie de l'Algerien maEtre Nabil Bouaita, la defense de Klaus Barbie
, le chef de la Gestapo a Lyon, d'Anis Naccache, de George Ibrahim Abdallah ou des amis de Carlos.
Forty years later, in 1984, Verges proudly defended former Gestapo captain Klaus Barbie
, nicknamed the Butcher of Lyon for allegedly personally torturing and killing prisoners while stationed in the French city.
She persuaded the local Gestapo leader, Klaus Barbie
, to let her meet with her imprisoned husband.
In an interview with The Daily Star at his office near Pigalle in Paris, VergE s -- who has represented a number of notorious defendants such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie
and Venezuelan terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez (known also as Carlos the Jackal) -- said French authorities have surrendered their decision-making to the Americans in the case of Abdallah.
During that time, the Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie
, known as the Butcher of Lyon, roamed the streets freely.